My family bought this camera to replace the Kodak in time for our first cruise trip in 2007. I really liked this camera; it took great photos. When I went off to college, this camera was given to me. I really liked the slide power switch. The one thing that annoyed me with this camera was its performance in low-medium light situations, like a restaurant. The picture on the LCD screen looked ok, however when I would actually take the picture it would be far too grainy. If I turned the flash on, only the foreground showed up, washed out of course. I always wondered, why can the camera not just capture what is on the screen! It broken in Oct 2009; one day it would no longer respond to button pushes. If I had a choice, I would be glad to keep using this camera.